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Orlando Book Festival

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Orlando Book Festival is a day-long celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library. Join us for book signings, panel discussions, and writing workshops. Enjoy keynote addresses from New York Times bestselling authors Adam Silvera and Jonathan Maberry. This event is free and open to the public.

View last year’s Orlando Book Festival video and check out last year’s guests!

Schedule (Subject to Change)

10 a.m. | Opening Keynote

Adam Silvera

11 am | Panel and Workshop, Session 1

Book Promotion
Location: Albertson Room
Description: You’ve published a book, now how do you let people know about it? These authors will share their best practices for book promotion.
Authors: Jaimie Engle, Heather Burch, Alethea Kontis, Craig Pittman
Moderator: Jennifer Morris of Coastal Magic Convention

Graphic Novels  
Location: Magnolia Room
Description: The popularity of graphic novels is only growing. Enjoy a discussion about this exciting and diverse book format.
Authors: Mike Maihack, Eddie Pittman, Jonathan Maberry
Moderator: author Lauren Gibaldi

12 pm | Panel and Workshop, Session 2

Publishing Tell-All 
Location: Albertson Room
Description: Three authors share their behind-the-scenes knowledge and experience. Ask anything you want to know about the publishing process and industry.
Authors: Janice Hardy, Larry Loftis, James Ponti
Moderator: Laura Helseth of Read Head Editing

Romancing the Book 
Location: Magnolia Room
Description: Romance is the best-selling literary genre in the world. Come chat with the authors that make readers swoon.
Authors: Elisabeth Staab, Tamara Lush, Marisa Cleveland, Kristin Wallace
Moderator: author L.E. Perez

1 pm | Panel and Workshop, Session 3 

Writing for Teens 
Location: Albertson Room
Description: Learn how to write stories that will captivate young readers from three award-winning authors.
Authors: Edward Bloor, Taryn Souders, Wendy Mills
Moderator: Racquel Henry of Writers Atelier

Modern Monsters  
Location: Magnolia Room
Description: What is it about a monster that grips you, that suspends your disbelief in such a way as to frighten you when you’ve put down the book?
Authors: Owl Goingback, Ed Masessa, Erica Cameron
Moderator: Jennifer Morris of Coastal Magic Convention

2 p.m. | Closing Keynote

Jonathan Maberry

3 p.m. | Book Signing

All authors


July 8, 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Orlando Public Library
101 E. Central Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32801 United States
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